An injury on a construction site could be caused for any number of reasons. Likewise, there are often more than one party that could be liable for the accident. Here are three questions about construction accident claims that our clients often ask us. If you would like any more information, please contact Princenthal, May & Wilson today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Georgia personal injury trial lawyers.
Three Questions About Construction Accident Claims | Can I Sue My Employer?
There is a lot of complexity in construction site accidents that take place in Georgia. Clients often have a lot of questions about if they are eligible to file a claim and who they can make the claim against. In the state of Georgia, as a general rule, you cannot bring a personal injury case against your employer. Your sole remedy with respect to your direct employer is workers’ compensation benefits. There are a lot of exceptions, however. For example, if the employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, they may try to deny your rights. That is where we can help. We can pursue other avenues of litigation, such as against a general contractor, the owner of the property where the accident happened, or an equipment manufacturer.
Three Questions About Construction Accident Claims | Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance benefits system which enables individuals to recover benefits if they are injured on the job and will have to miss time from work. It also protects employers from being litigated against. However, when a negligent party is directly responsible for your injuries, our attorneys are here to sort out these complexities and get you the rightful compensation that you deserve.
Three Questions About Construction Accident Claims | How Long Will a Case Take?
If you have a construction accident injury claim in Georgia, one of the questions you’re probably asking yourself is how long is this going to take? Well, the short answer is, if you’re doing it the right way and if you’re attorney is doing it the right way, it’s going to take a little bit of time… and you want it to. You don’t want this case to settle overnight. If an insurance company calls and throws x number amount of dollars at you in the beginning, you can rest assured there’s a lot more than that that they think this case is worth. They don’t want your lawyer getting in there, digging under rocks, looking at evidence, talking to witnesses, and going through policies and procedures.
While these cases can take time, when you have the right attorney on your case working your case in the long term, the more profitable that case is going to be. If you have any questions about any construction accident injury claim in Georgia, please give us a call; we’d love to speak with you.
Contact Princenthal, May & Wilson Today
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site in Georgia and have questions about construction accident cases? Contact the experienced Georgia construction accident lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience and dedication work for you.
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